fright

Definitions

  • "He started back in fright as his own image appeared to him"
    "He started back in fright as his own image appeared to him"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fright cause fear in "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me","Ghosts could never affright her"
    • n fright an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fright A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.
    • Fright Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion.
    • v. t Fright To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare. "Nor exile or danger can fright a brave spirit."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fright Sudden and extreme fear; terror caused by the sudden appearance or prospect of danger.
    • n fright Anything which by its sudden occurrence or appearance may greatly startle and alarm; hence, by hyperbole, a person of a shocking, grotesque, or ridiculous appearance in either person or dress: as, she is a perfect fright.
    • n fright Synonyms Terror, Dismay, etc. See alarm.
    • fright To frighten; affright; terrify; scare.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fright frīt sudden fear: terror: anything inspiring terror or alarm, a figure of grotesque or ridiculous appearance
    • vs.t Fright to make afraid: to alarm
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Quotations

  • Walter Benjamin
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    “To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “People die of fright and live of confidence.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “There is nothing more frightful than imagination without taste.”
  • Francoise Sagan
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    “To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.”
  • Hannah More
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    “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
  • Micheal Mescon
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    “The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you're talking about.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. frigten, to fear, frighten, AS. fyrhtan, to frighten, forhtian, to fear; akin to OS. forhtian, OHG. furihten, forahtan, G. fürchten, Sw. frukta, Dan. frygte, Goth. faurhtjan,. See Fright (n.), and cf. Frighten
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fyrhto; cf. Ger. furcht, fear.

Usage

In literature:

A frightful howl was heard in reply, followed by the appearance of the delightful person.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
The pilgrim, a phantom of hell, appeared to him in a frightful form, and then vanished.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
The rest of them in their fright scampered away to their holes.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The remainder of his life was marked by paroxysms of frightful barbarity.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Mid-day came, and with it a distant roar from the monster reverberated frightfully through the long passages.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Of all the miserable hideous little frights you ever saw, you never beheld such a devil.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
The sooner the better; for the Time grows stringent, frightfully pressing!
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
Frightful yells filled the air, but they continued to advance.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
The moose was lying in the ditch beside the track, stone dead and frightfully shattered.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
The loss of life during the last year of the insurrection had been frightful.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
Darling was frightfully ashamed of himself, but he would not give in.
"Peter and Wendy" by James Matthew Barrie
I did feel frightfully strong-minded as long as there was any use of it.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
And like unto them are the pictures of Frightfulness which I have set down in the next chapter.
"Flash-lights from the Seven Seas" by William L. Stidger
Serious though the situation was, I could not help laughing at the fright of my men.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
He started back, quite bewildered with the fright which the goloshes of Fortune had caused him.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
In my fright I jumped on the bed.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Oh, ye little spalpeen, to give us all the fright ye did, runnin' away to Californy.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
I'm frightfully busy, and shall not get to bed until past midnight.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
Archie began his frightfulness early.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
About 1350 it broke out in a frightful manner with the dance of St.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
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In poetry:

And then the sailor leered again
In such a frightful way,
And made so many faces
I was little loath to stay:
"A Ballad" by James Whitcomb Riley
I know the Lord is nigh,
And would, but cannot, pray;
For Satan meets me when I try,
And frights my soul away.
"The Good That I Would I Do Not" by John Newton
Small mice at night
Can wake more fright
Than lions at midday.
An urchin small
Torments us all
Who tread his prickly way.
"Song: One Hard Look" by Robert Graves
But when I lie awake at night
And think about Aunt Jane,
I long to make her yell with fright
And screech with fearful pain.
"A Little Boys Ideas" by John Joy Bell
In vain the tempter frights my soul,
And breaks my peace in vain;
One glimpse, dear Savior, of thy face
Revives my joys again.
"Hymn 73" by Isaac Watts
Sure that same night the Banshee howled
To fright the evil dame,
And fairy folks, who loved Kathleen,
With funeral torches came.
"Kathleen" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

It will be fright night if Romney wins.
Massive Marlin Gives Fishermen a Fright .
Knights of Fright 5K runners tackle the streets of Three Oaks.
Runners start the ninth annual Knights of Fright 5K hosted by the Our Lady of Light Council 10498 Knights of Columbus on Oct 27, 2012 at Our Lady of Light Catholic Community in Three Oaks.
Have a Halloween food fright .
Fright Crew Investigation hunts the things that go bump in the night.
Melrose Haunted Orchard gives the creeps with fright house-converted barn.
George Romero at Fright Dome at Circus Circus.
A fright that's just right in Keller.
A grand night for a fright (photo gallery).
Movies in the Park hosts ' Fright Night 2012'.
Live at Fright Night 2012.
DJ Pauly D at Fright Dome at Circus Circus.
On Saturday October 27, 2012 the haunted attraction, Fright Night at Jacobson Park in Lexington, KY was held across 40 acres of land.
Taking the fright out of Halloween candy.
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In science:

The VGRFs were obtained from the test report of Zebris FDM, the resultant force from Fsum (t) = Flef t (t) + Fright (t + to ).
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
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